June, 2018

The Amazonisation of Banking

Chris Skinner

Last week, our good friend Dave Birch posted a great blog about the Amazonisation of Banking, most of which I agreed with. So I asked Dave if I could repost it here and he said “yes, of course” Thanks Dave. Enjoy! The Amazonisation of Banking… …is very different from Amazon being … The post The Amazonisation of Banking appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Case Studies Digital Bank Grid Technology

Using a big data approach to overcoming banking regulatory requirements

Insights on Business

IBM RegTech Innovations. Asset liability management (ALM) and liquidity risk (LR) are top of mind for banks as the pressure from today’s regulatory environment heats up.

Where is PayU Headed? Follow the Money

Bank Innovation

Emerging markets payments platform PayU is building an in-house data science team. The company’s latest rounds of investment and acquisitions pointed to something big, and this seems to be part of it.

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Gen Z through the mobile payments lens

Mobile Payments Today

Gen Z is on the scene and ready to leave their own mark on banking and payments. This latest generation, born after 1999, view the world completely differently than those who have gone before

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Tapping Digital Escrow To Build Big-Ticket eCommerce Trust


Big-name eTailers like Amazon, eBay and Walmart have made it easier than ever to buy just about anything online. When it comes to shopping for big-ticket items like pre-used or new commercial vehicles, though, the online shopping process is anything but easy.

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The finances behind the World Cup 2026 hosting decision


This week FIFA announced its decision that the 2026 World Cup would be held in the Americas, and jointly hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico, who defeated a competing bid from Morocco in North Africa.

The difference between FinTech and TechFin

Chris Skinner

There’s lots of friction around these days. Banks that get digital and banks that don’t; fintechs that want to change everything and fintechs that don’t; digital currencies to replace fiat currencies and fiat currencies that are going digital; destruction, disruption and disappointment; and more. It just shows the world of … The post The difference between FinTech and TechFin appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Fintech Grid

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Mastercard API for Conversational Commerce Still in the Works

Bank Innovation

PREMIUM -- This past spring, Mastercard debuted a voice-assisted ordering and payment service at Pizza Hut in Singapore with the help of Softbank’s robotics division.

How can real-time payments be secured?

Mobile Payments Today

With account-based fraud on the rise, the move from standard to real-time transactions is causing significant security challenges for central banks and clearing houses

Big Or Small, Pharmacy Success Often Equates To Offering Convenience


In the pharmacy business, convenience is often seen as the key to success. Industry giants like CVS Health, Walgreens and Express Scripts, Inc. have become household names, enabling more than 50 percent of prescription drug sales in the U.S.

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KQ KAA Partnership at JKIA


This week, Kenya Airways and the Kenya Airports Authority – (KAA) published a joint notice about discussions towards collaboration in the management of Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). This is not new or unique.

Alibaba versus Tencent: who will win?

Chris Skinner

I bet you were wondering why I hadn’t written an Ant update recently. Well, I thought it was getting too much … but then I just arrived in Hong Kong and the hotel has kindly given me a copy of Fortune magazine with the headline cover page talking about the … The post Alibaba versus Tencent: who will win? appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Fintech Future Grid Inclusion Innovation Technology

Evolution through digital reinvention in banking

Insights on Business

Today’s banking systems evolved from the first merchants bartering and carrying goods between early villages and towns. From there, banking expanded across the world in the form of lenders supporting trade across the Silk Road in ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and the Han Dynasty.

Mastercard and Diebold Nixdorf Update the Cardless ATM

Bank Innovation

The cashless society we’ve been promised is still years away, and in the meantime, ATM innovation continues. A new venture between Mastercard and Diebold Nixdorf, a global ATM provider, sits at the intersection of mobile transactions and cash.

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What can US retailers learn from China about mobile payments?

Mobile Payments Today

The success in China is largely driven by consumers' adoption of mobile wallets like Alipay and WeChat/Ten Pay, which make up the majority of the mobile payment market

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TRENDING: AI Tech That Doesn’t Break The Banking Experience


Digital banking offerings might not be new in countries like the U.S. and U.K., but it’s still an emerging offering in some.

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Rebeca Romero Rainey: You make the American dream possible

Independent Banker

“You make the American dream possible for local families, entrepreneurs, farmers and all those who depend on your bank for their financial needs.”. By Rebeca Romero Rainey, president and CEO, ICBA. Independence Day seems just a little sweeter this year as we recognize the incredible community bank victory that just took the financial services industry, and Congress, by storm. Leave it to nearly 5,700 of the nation’s community banks to assert their independence in a way never seen before!

Banks are losing the data war

Chris Skinner

For some time now, I’ve been reflecting on a conversation about Monzo. It relates to my write-up the other day on new bank thinking, and that Monzo are clever with data. Using Google Map APIs and other services, they enrich my transaction statement so I know when, where and what … The post Banks are losing the data war appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Future Grid Opinion

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The new wave of fintech: Enterprises into ecosystems

Insights on Business

FinTech is undeniably transforming banking and financial industries. Everyday there is a new hot topic or a new application of an existing technology that is reshaping the industry.

Can Technology Save Bank Branches?

Bank Innovation

PREMIUM - When was the last time you went to your bank branch to deposit money? Still thinking? That's because most of the daily banking activity has shifted from branches to the smartphone. But that's not to say people don’t use bank branches at all.

Mezu trumpets privacy with new mobile P2P app

Mobile Payments Today

As consumers become more conscious about which companies they share sensitive information with, a Cleveland-based company has launched a mobile person-to-person app that adds a level of anonymity its co-founder and CEO believes is missing from the market

TRENDING: An Inside Look At Applebee’s Mobile Order Ahead Strategy


From QSRs to casual dining operations, restaurants are tapping into mobile ordering to capture busy customers with no time to dine in.

Big Tech Firms Have A Plan…Do You?

Credit Union Geek

Originally published on CUInsight.com This post exceeds normal length expectations. Estimated reading time is 5-7 minutes. It’s worth it. The future of banking looks bright! New possibilities, new technologies, all while serving an ever-expanding portion of the population! Oh, you’re from a credit union. That introduction wasn’t meant for you. I was talking to the […]. The post Big Tech Firms Have A Plan…Do You? appeared first on Credit Union Geek.

Cryptocurrencies Fail The BIS Test (bitcoinistas aren’t going to like this)

Chris Skinner

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the guys who are responsible for Basel regulations and act as the global central bank to all the central banks, caught global headlines yesterday by saying that bitcoin will break the internet. Wowser. I couldn’t ignore this and neither should you so here’s a … The post Cryptocurrencies Fail The BIS Test (bitcoinistas aren’t going to like this) appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Blockchain Future Grid

Choosing the right chatbot vendor

Insights on Business

When you think of technologies that are changing the way the banking industry conducts business, is your first thought chatbots?

3 Ways Financial Services Businesses are Using Data to Drive Innovation [SPONSORED]

Bank Innovation

Businesses produce data every second, while some of it can help an organization make data-backed decisions about business activities, much of it will sit in data warehouses never to be seen again.

Are consumers pushing back against the cashless trend?

Mobile Payments Today

Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group CEO, recently penned a blog post about why his restaurants will continue to go cashless. But is that really what consumers want

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ISVs And Future-Proofing Payments Integrations


If one thing is certain about the future, it’s that nothing can be certain – so it’s best to be prepared for everything. But when it comes to payments technology, that can be easier said than done.

Is Technology Sprawl Ruining Your Member Lending Experience? (Part 1 of 2)

CU Direct

How many systems, both digital and manual, do your members and employees have to navigate before booking a loan? The answer may surprise you, and provide some critical insight if your credit union isn’t meeting its loan growth goals. What is Technology Sprawl?

How new banks differ to traditional banks

Chris Skinner

We know that there are lots of new bank start-ups out there, particularly in Europe where names like N26, Bunq, Fidor and Monzo stand out. In particular, the UK’s Monzo bank is notable. It is notable for a variety of reasons – the fastest crowdfunding of a new bank, the … The post How new banks differ to traditional banks appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Grid Innovation

How to create a web app using Client Insight for Wealth Management Service?

Insights on Business

The IBM Client Insight for Wealth Management service provides wealth management companies with key insights for their clients to improve client satisfaction and retention. Financial Advisors are required to provide clients with guidance and options to manage their finances.

Consumers Want Fast and Easy Authentication, But Security is Top Concern

Bank Innovation

Security breaches continue to be an ever-present threat for financial institutions. Defending against attacks and authenticating customers without creating undue friction is something financial institutions have not yet completely solved.

Mobile Payments Today: May's best reads

Mobile Payments Today

It's time for a look back at last month's most-read content on the site

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NEW REPORT: Can Digital Escrow Drive Big-Ticket eCommerce?


It’s easy for consumers to buy just about anything online these days. But big-ticket items – such as used vehicles, agricultural equipment and valuable artwork – require more than a point and a click to add an item to a digital shopping cart.

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What Is 5G? Understanding The Next-Gen Wireless System Set To Enable Our Connected Future

CB Insights

In the last decade, 4G wireless technology has become the standard for many mobile consumers around the world.

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Why banks fear core systems change

Chris Skinner

I was listening to a group of CIOs talking about legacy systems change the other day. One said that it doesn’t matter how old the systems are; it’s all about whether they are maintainable and fit-for purpose. I kind of agreed with that, although I cannot think of any silo-based, … The post Why banks fear core systems change appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. Digital Bank Grid Technology

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Colt races towards better sales performance with IBM

Insights on Business

Motivating sales teams with commission payments is central to many organizations’ success, and at Colt Technology Services we’re no different. In today’s unpredictable marketplace, it’s more important than ever to be able to adjust sales compensation programs in line with changes in strategy.